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Women in Technology Retreat

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Held on Friday, October 30th, 2015

Mission: OKC Women in IT is an annual retreat that inspires and educates women about job opportunities in the IT field. We focus on high school and college females because there is a large gender gap in the field of IT.This event is supported by corporate, academic and individual sponsors in the area of OKC. Each year we focus on different aspects of IT Careers. While this event targets women and girls, men and boys are welcome!

Theme for 2015:
"What kind of a career can I have with an IT degree?"

Schedule for 2015  

8:00am - 9:00am

Registration and Breakfast (Molly Shi Boren Ballroom)

9:00am - 9:40am

Welcome - Fara Cameron, CoE

9:40am - 10:00am

Morning Keynote - Karen Quintos, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer of Dell, customer advocate, modern marketing evangelist, & champion of women in technology

10:10am - 10:40am

Breakout Session 1 :
  • Business Analyst  - Rachel Hill,  Devon (Frontier Room)
  • Security - Carmel Warde, Dell and Valerie Baldwin, Dell (Heritage Room)
  • App Designer/ Programming - Dominique Pianelli , Hobby Lobby (Sooner Room)
10:40am - 11:00am

Mini Job Fair

Networking with Companies

11:10am - 11:40am

Breakout Session 2:

  • Hardware Specialist - Evon Sallee, OG&E (Frontier room)
  • Project Manager - Tammie Nelson, Sonic (Heritage Room)
  • Programmer - Abby Stickler, AA (Sooner Room)
11:40am - 12:00pm

Mini Job Fair

Networking with Companies

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Breakout Session 3:

  • QA Specialist - Caroline Nakaye, AA(Frontier room)
  • DBA - Christine Miesner, Devon (Heritage Room)
  • Infrastructure Specialist -  Liz Kirby, Samson Energy (Sooner Room)

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Networking Lunch & Raffle

1:30pm - 1: 50pm

Afternoon Keynote - Stephanie Stewart, VP & CIO Pioneer Natural Resources

1:50pm - 2:00pm

Closing Remarks - Alexandra Durcikova, MIS Division, Price college of Business

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Optional OU Campus Tour

If you have any questions about this event, please contact:  Dr. Alexandra Durcikova (alex@ou.edu).